TAKE is bamboo and KAGU is furniture in Japanese.

This is about my master examination in Konstfack, Art, Design and Craft University in Stockholm, Sweden.
I made furniture, side tables and luminaires made of bamboo plywood.

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# by take-kagu | 2010-04-11 08:44


If you have some questions about the products (the price etc..) please contact to;
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Thank you.

low version
about 45cm hight

high version
about 60cm hight
(This is possible to change the clear glass tabletop)

pendant lamp
big version
about 50cm

pendant lamp
small version
about 33cm

floor lamp
about 150cm hight
# by take-kagu | 2009-06-17 08:42


My master degree Exhibition will start from 12th May.
Now, I have been working very hard for it...


Konstfack degree Exhibition
Opening: 12th May, 12 - 20pm
Exhibition: 12th - 24th May, Monday - Friday; 12-19pm, Saturday - Sunday; 12-16pm
Place: Konstfack / Höglagret (my exhibition will be at Höglagret, behind of Konstfack)
Subway: Telefonplan (red line)

more information:

# by take-kagu | 2009-05-25 08:59 | Exhibition



“Long long time ago, there was an old Bamboo Cutter man called Taketori-no-Okina.
He cut bamboos from forests and used it for many different daily tools.”

This is the first sentence from “Princess Kaguya”, Taketori-Monogatari or Kaguya-hime in Japanese. This is the tale of the Bamboo Cutter that was written in 9th or 10th century Japanese folktale. It is considered the oldest existing Japanese narrative. The story is about the life of a mysterious girl called Kaguya-hime, who was discovered as a baby inside a glowing bamboo plant by Taketori-no-Okina. According to the first sentence of this tale there is a very close relationship between human life and bamboo in Japan.

TAKE, bamboo is one of the typical trees in Asia. I grew up in the countryside in Japan and my house was located just in front of a bamboo forest. I also have some experiences of using bamboos the same as in the tale, “Princess Kaguya”. When I walk in the bamboo forest, I have a very special feeling that is intricately related to my childhood background. Nowadays there are several problems about bamboo forest, but on the other hand bamboo itself is focused as an ecological and sustainable material.
There is an interesting project involving bamboo forests that is going on near my hometown in Japan. This project is producing bamboo plywood and furniture made from this material.
For my Masters examination, I have designed furniture made of this bamboo plywood related to my background and my feelings towards the bamboo forest.


# by take-kagu | 2009-05-24 06:50 | TAKE KAGU

exhibition's opening

Finally, exhibition starts!!

# by take-kagu | 2009-05-14 08:04 | Exhibition

process of the exhibition... 04

The exhibition will start tomorrow (actually, it is already today...).
I left school later than 12 am but there were still a lot of students were working....
This picture is other student work. I took it when I walked to subway station.
They were still working.
Many student have been working so hard for these few weeks.

I still have few things to do for tomorrow (today) morning but I have almost done.
I am very looking forward to having opening!

Tomorrow, from 16 - 20 o'clock, we will have the opening.
10 am - 12 is for press.

# by take-kagu | 2009-05-12 09:39 | Exhibition

process of the exhibition... 03

For hanging "something"...b0170254_816167.jpgb0170254_8163526.jpg
# by take-kagu | 2009-05-09 08:17 | Exhibition

process of the exhibition... 02

try to creat my "bamboo forest feeling" to my exhibition.
The main constraction is almost done.b0170254_8223982.jpgb0170254_823328.jpg
# by take-kagu | 2009-05-08 08:24 | Exhibition

process of the exhibition...

The round space is mine.
Still a lot of work.....b0170254_7293685.jpg
# by take-kagu | 2009-05-07 07:30 | Exhibition